i had no idea that was foreshadowing

One of the things I adore about the banquet reveal was how well everything came together at once, and you get this epiphany moment I hadn’t experienced since reading Fight Club for the first time. It pulled together not only the most obvious pieces of the story (e.g., poor Victor’s desperation to get laid in the first 3 episodes), but also the tiniest lines, and the latter is what I wanna talk about. 

The attention to detail on this show makes me lose my mind. There’s so much work that has to be done to get foreshadowing to work properly; I think your audience should be smacking themselves with the realization that “we were told, but we didn’t listen!” and YOI  managed to do that with at least a couple short lines that came quickly and unassumingly and left just as quick. The first line I noticed was in the first episode, and it’s something Yuuko says after Yuuri performs Stammi Vicino for her: 

“A perfect copy of Victor.” You have no idea how much that line bothered me, because, based on all the evidence we had in the first couple episodes, there was no reason Yuuri should be a perfect copy of Victor! Stammi is a song about longing for another/something and not being able to reach them/it. We knew early on what this song means to Yuuri; we knew already that Victor was Yuuri’s idol and Yuuri’s version of the skate could easily be (and probably is/was) about him. Yuuri was where he perceived to be at the rock bottom of his life, so it makes sense for him to feel that sort of longing. Therefore, the comparison to Victor, a playboy at the top of the world who can have anything/one he wants at any moment, seemingly made no sense. 

(Funnily enough, I remember tagging a gifset of Victor skating Stammi with something along the lines of “i’d like to see his skating post-yuuri, i’m interested in how different it would be,” oh past me, you had a big storm comin!)

The other one occurred in episode 5 at the Japanese regionals. During Yuuri’s Eros, he says this:

And I remember being like “?????what????why????” well-crafted shows never bring attention to something we already know about unless it’s incredibly important to the story. 

We all know the original Eros story: playboy comes into town, seduces most beautiful woman, leaves her heartbroken in the end. The moment Yuuri identified himself with the woman in the story in episode 3, the woman becomes a stand-in for Yuuri. Any time the woman is mentioned after this point, it’s specifically about Yuuri. 

Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, Yuuri changes the story around. The woman, Yuuri himself, leaves at the end of the story and breaks the heart of playboy instead. I think at this point in the series, it’s valid to identify Victor with the playboy since, you know, that’s who Yuuri’s trying to seduce outside of the story. 

(lol also they have a shot of Victor when he says “love-crazed couple,” like……subtle guys…….)

Now, there’s a difference between lines for the audience and lines for the characters. I think this one falls under both categories. 

Pre-banquet reveal, this can only be interpreted as character development for Yuuri. He’s gaining confidence and can create the idea that he could have the power over another person to break their heart. This is a huge step for Yuuri and his self worth. 

That’s the line in-canon, or the line for the characters as I said above. Here’s the line as for the audience. 

Post-banquet reveal, we can now interpret that line as a massive hint to us about the true Eros story! The sentence is not only Yuuri’s progression through his arc, but also foreshadowing for the audience to pick up on later! 

I love this show!!

(moral of story: if something you’re watching or reading has a line, or a look, or an event that’s repeated or specifically brought attention to, even in the most casual way, it’s probably something you should look for later. it’s gonna be important.)

anonymous asked:

I'm curious to know what you think about Zuko's character arc, like did you like him betraying Katara and Iroh at the end of Book 2 or did you find it OOC? Did you like how he wanted throughout Book 3, cause to me he looked like a douchebag yelling at Iroh, hiring an assassin etc, really looked like Bryke was trying to make him as bad as possible and pair him up with Mai, to cancel him as a love interest for Katara.

I believe his betrayal of Katara and Iroh at the end of Book 2 was entirely necessary for his character arc. Zuko always showed himself as one who needed to make his own decisions and mistakes before he learned from them. His uncle could preach at him all he wanted, but Zuko only ever recognized Iroh’s truth after he’d pursued a goal to no avail. 

For example, the greatest turning point in Zuko’s story during Book 2 was when he let Appa go. Now, he wasn’t planning to do so. He only released Appa after much urging from Iroh, and Iroh’s explanation of Zuko’s past failings: 

Iroh: So, the Blue Spirit. I wonder who could be behind that mask …
Zuko: [Sighs and takes off the mask.] What are you doing here?
Iroh: I was just about to ask you the same thing. What do you plan to do now that you’ve found the Avatar’s bison? Keep him locked in our new apartment? Should I go put on a pot of tea for him?
Zuko: First I have to get it out of here.
Iroh: And then what!? You never think these things through! [Points at him.] This is exactly what happened when you captured the Avatar at the North Pole! You had him, and then you had nowhere to go!
Zuko: I would have figured something out!
Iroh: [Starts yelling.] No! If his friends hadn’t found you, you would have frozen to death!

Iroh is quick to tell Zuko that his lack of planning will ultimately lead to his downfall. He was never successful in the past because he never thought his schemes through. What did he really hope to accomplish by capturing Appa? What was his end goal? How exactly did he think revealing his identity in the Earth Kingdom’s only stronghold was going to play out? And this was after he went on a date with Jin, after his uncle had found some success in Ba Sing Se, and after Zuko had a taste of what a normal, peaceful life could be if he’d just let his destiny go. 

Zuko: I know my own destiny, Uncle!
Iroh: Is it your own destiny, or is it a destiny someone else has tried to force on you?

He was happy in Ba Sing Se, but largely so, because he had no other choice. His life no longer followed the trajectory he had planned— he couldn’t hunt the Avatar because doing so would mean revealing his location in Ba Sing Se and he couldn’t return home because he couldn’t hunt the Avatar.

Jump back up to Iroh’s last line listed above: Is it a destiny someone else has tried to force on you? That can easily be applied to his hunt for the Avatar, but look how easily can that also be applied to Zuko’s newfound life in Ba Sing Se! His actions — pursuing Appa the second he knew the bison was in the city, even after experiencing peace and success — prove that his life in Ba Sing Se was another destiny being forced on him. 

Now, I know you may be arguing in your head that Zuko’s metamorphosis proves that he had changed— but I don’t think so. I think Zuko’s metamorphosis proved he hadn’t, foreshadowed by this exchange: 

Zuko: Stop it, Uncle! I have to do this!
Iroh: I’m begging you, Prince Zuko! It’s time for you to look inward and begin asking yourself the big questions. Who are you, and what do you want?

His transformation in Book 2 was his wrestling with this question: What do I want? Zuko didn’t know. He had no idea. Everything was conflicting in his head. Did he want the Avatar? Did he want peace? Did he want to go home? Did he want this new life? This is particularly evident in the warring dragons in his dreams: 

Blue dragon: It’s getting late. Are you planning to retire soon, my lord?
Zuko: I’m not tired.
Blue dragon: Relax, Fire Lord Zuko. Just let go. Give in to it. Shut your eyes for a while.
Zuko slowly starts to shut his eyes but widely opens them upon hearing the other dragon.
Red dragon: No, Fire Lord Zuko! Do not listen to the blue dragon. You should get out of here right now. Go! Before it’s too late!
Blue dragon: Sleep now, Fire Lord Zuko.
The dragons disappear, and the room they’re in, as well as the guards watching Zuko, crumble to nothing. The blue dragon reappears in front of him. Two golden eyes appear, followed by the face of the blue dragon, which closes rapidly.
Blue dragon: Sleep. Just like mother!
Charges at Zuko and opens its mouth. Inside the dragon’s mouth, Zuko sees his mother, Ursa. Within that darkness, the camera draws closer to Ursa, who drops her hood.
Ursa: Zuko! Help me! 
Zuko disappears through the floor.

Later when Zuko awakens:

Zuko: What’s happening?
Iroh: Your critical decision. What you did beneath that lake. It was in such conflict with your image of yourself that you are now at war within your own mind and body.
Zuko: What’s that mean? 
Iroh: You are going through a metamorphosis, my nephew. It will not be a pleasant experience, but when you come out of it, you will be the beautiful prince you were always meant to be.

I think a lot of viewers take Iroh’s final comment as the end all and be all sign that Zuko was supposed to fully transform here and join the Avatar’s side, however, I do not believe this is the case. I believe Iroh’s comment wasn’t exactly wrong… it’s just interpreted incorrectly. Zuko did change when he woke from his coma: He didn’t change sides or soften or discern all of Azula’s lies, but as became evident in Book 3, Zuko woke from his coma and was able to finally recognize the truth in Iroh’s words

Let’s delve into the imagery of the metamorphosis… not only is he plagued by weird visions such as taking on Aang’s body, the dragons in Zuko’s dreams symbolize the two dueling sides of him. One part of him wants to enjoy the life he’s found in Ba Sing Se, evidenced by the red dragon warning him to get away from the influence of the blue dragon— 

[SIDE NOTE: Zuko may know that Azula always lies… but he always seems to fall for it i.e. that time she said father wanted him home. that time she said he’d be welcomed home. that time she gave him credit for killing Aang as a favor. that time she said the Agni Kai would be one-on-one]

—while the blue dragon represents his desires lying in the Fire Nation. He nearly succumbs to the blue dragon’s suggestion that he sleep, until the red dragon appears and warns him off. However, in the end, Zuko is charged by the blue dragon: He is swallowed by the blue dragon, and in the blue dragon’s mouth, Zuko sees his mother (representing his long-lost childhood desires— to protect those in need and be gentle/kind/innocent) calling for help, before sinking into the floor. 

What does this mean? Well, I believe it means that Zuko gave in to the blue dragon, and it was meant to foreshadow him giving in to Azula’s seduction in the Crystal Catacombs, rather than foreshadowing him saving sides. It also foreshadowed his recognition of his mistake and his distraught emotional state following his choice to betray the red dragon (Iroh (and Katara)). 

Again, to break it down even more so: 

Zuko wants to give in to the Blue Dragon’s request to sleep. 
In the real world, Zuko falls prey to Azula’s bait, challenging her to an Agni Kai and being imprisoned. 

Zuko is warned by the Red Dragon of his choices. 
In the real world, Iroh pleads with Zuko not to listen to Azula. Twice, actually. Once when Iroh flees the palace and Zuko says he’s done running, and again, below the city, when Iroh pleads with Zuko to make the decision he knows is right.

Zuko is swallowed whole by the Blue Dragon.
In the real world, Zuko falls into Azula’s scheme. Unbeknownst to him, Azula is using him— she knows she cannot defeat Aang and Katara alone, so she entices him with the promise of being welcomed home a hero. 

Zuko panics over the vision of his mother (innocence), but is ultimately lost to the Blue Dragon.
In the real world, Zuko is completely absorbed in the version of himself he thinks he needs to be. He is angry. He is violent. He is a betrayer. He has lost all connection to the innocence of his childhood and the image of himself that he nearly reconnected with during his metamorphosis. 

Furthermore, being lost to the Blue Dragon symbolized Zuko’s emotional and mental spiral in Book 3. He was incredibly unhappy, even after he sold his soul to come home. He’d lost it all. He had no one to blame but himself but he didn’t want to blame himself— he wanted to blame Iroh for being right all along. Zuko’s behavior towards Iroh was unacceptable, yes, but it was in character when you consider Zuko’s complete and utter implosion and the destruction of his soul in his decision to betray everyone. 

I fully believe the betrayal was Aaron Ehasz’s idea. In my opinion, it was fundamental to Zuko’s character. As long as he had the support and guidance of his uncle, Zuko would never transform on his own. He needed to hit rockbottom. He needed to realign himself with what he wanted, and the only way to do so, was to have everything he wanted and nothing at all at the same time. 

I do not believe it was a ploy by Bryke to destroy Zutara, as the pair came back together in Book 3 and were closer/stronger than ever. 

What Avatar struggled with the most was the timing of Zuko’s arc. Book 3 spent too much time focusing on useless episodes that could have been utilized to showcase Zuko’s actions in the Fire Nation and his resulting decision to leave his place there. His treason could have taken place earlier and, as a result, we could’ve spent more time with the transformed Zuko and the Gaang.

I also think Avatar suffered greatly by cancelling Book 4. If we’d had a chance to see Zuko rule as Fire Lord, I believe his transformation would’ve felt complete. 

Rowaelin was foreshadowed in Crown of Midnight.

I am candidly rereading the Throne of Glass series when today I came upon the biggest bombshell of my entire existance. In Chapter 15 of Crown of Midnight, Celaena is attending a dinner in honor of Hollin, Dorian’s evil little brother, When the singer comes on-stage, she sings a song that is actually an anciet Fae legend.

“She heard it now as if for the first time: the story of a Fae woman blessed with a horrible, profound power that was sought by kings and lords in every kingdom. While they used her to win wars and conquer nations, they all feared her–and kept their distance.”

The Fae woman in the song can easily be considered Celaena. Celaena’s power is being the greatest assassin the world has ever known. Arobynn first and later the King of Adarlan when he names her his Champion, make use of her power.

“Rena went on, spinning the ageless story of the years that the Fae woman served those kings and lords, and the loneliness that consumed her bit by bit. And then, one day, a knight came, seeking her power on behalf of his king. As they traveled to his kingdom, his fear turned to love–and he saw her not for the power she wielded, but for the woman beneath. Of all the kings and emperors who had come courting her with promises of wealth beyond imagining, it was the knight’s gift, of seeing her for who she was–not what she was–that won her heart.

IF THIS DOESN’T SCREAM ROWAELIN TO YOU, THEN I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DOES, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! (I’m sorry for the use of all caps, but my mind is completely fried). On a first read of this book, I thought this was a foreshadowing of the imminent Chaolena relationship–and later on I completely forgot about it tbh–but now I see it for what it really is. I think this part of the book was meant to be a foreshadowing of the future relationship between Rowan and Aelin. 
In the last stages of Crown of Midnight when Celaena’s Fae heritage is revealed, Chaol isn’t able to look past his fear of what Aelin is and what she is able to do. It only becomes worse when he learns her true identity.
When Rowan and Aelin first meet in Heir of Fire, he is looking for her on Maeve’s behalf, his queen. As they spend time together and he teaches her to wield her magic, their bickering turns to friendship, their friendship turns to love.
Rowan is also the only one of Aelin’s love interest who is able to see Aelin for who she is and accept every single part of her. Sam is the one who got closer to that level of loving her, but there was a whole part of Celaena’s life that he was unaware of. Dorian and Chaol–while they did fall in love with her–never truly accepted every part of Celaena’s being. Both of them have trouble accepting the assassin part of her and in Chaol’s case it’s even worse because he doesn’t accept her being Fae either, unlike Dorian. Rowan is the only one who embraces ALL of Aelin’s baggage. He understands her struggles; he doesn’t judge her for being a killer because he’s done his fair share of killing himself; he’s not afraid of how powerful she is; he is not intimidated by her being a queen.

Home, family & other herbs

Davy Perez is sort of filling the huge hole that Robbie Thompson left in my heart when he left. His last two episodes have been incredibly good, so I’ve decided to take advantage of the motivation that has apparently come back to me. As usual, most of the posts I write focus on the Dean/Cas relationship, so if that’s not your thing, you will probably not like this. There are five things about episode 12x15 that I want to point out as relevant to me in regards to Dean and Cas.

The first relevant thing was that Dean’s the one communicating with Cas. Dean was talking on the phone with Cas while Sam was doing the same with Mary. Of course, Sam had to become Mary’s direct line of communication, mostly after he agreed to work with the BMoL. And of course Dean was the one receiving updates of what Cas was doing –both at the beginning and at the end of the episode. It’s exactly what anyone would expect. I simply liked the visuals. For example, Dean’s and Sam’s conversations were simultaneous the first time we saw Dean on the phone with Cas.

The second time, it was obvious Dean was the one making the call even if he had Cas on speaker. 

I think these visuals reinforced the idea that when Cas isn’t at the Bunker, Dean keeps an interest in whatever he’s doing.

The second relevant thing was that Dean noticed something was off with Cas. Just as Dean was the one who noticed that something wasn’t alright with Mary in episode 12x13, this time he noticed that something felt off with Cas, too. As I mentioned above, Dean had Cas on speaker; that means both Dean and Sam heard what Cas was saying. However, Sam didn’t notice anything weird, whereas Dean did. The same happened last season when Lucifer was possessing Cas. Dean noticed that something was off, but Sam dismissed Dean’s suspicions. Dean is very perceptive with the people he loves.

 Another important thing regarding the Dean/Cas relationship had to do with Cas’ conversation with the other angel in this episode. The other angel asked Cas if he ever missed Heaven. He said that no matter how much he loved Earth, it wasn’t home. Cas made no comment about it. Don’t you think it’s interesting that an angel talked to Cas about home just three episodes after Dean Winchester offered Cas to go home?

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It’s even more interesting to think that both episodes were written by the same writer. Don’t you think it’s also very remarkable that this angel used the words “family” and “true family” to convince Cas to give himself a chance to be forgiven and welcomed in Heaven? It was Cas himself who called the Winchesters his family three episodes ago; it was Cas himself who confessed how much he loved them.

(Source x)

All of that happened in an episode written by Davy Perez, so I’m pretty sure what’s going on with Cas is on purpose, and I’m quite excited about it. I’ve spent more than 3 years waiting for the moment when Cas will choose the Winchesters (and by that, I mean Dean) not because he has to, not to save anyone’s life, but simply because he really wants to.  

The fourth relevant thing I need to mention is the fact that Dean thanked Crowley for saving Cas. Dean Winchester thanking the King of Hell himself for saving Cas was something I never expected to happen. I knew Dean was grateful; I just didn’t think he would bring himself to say it out loud. For some reason that reminded me of Benny. In season 8 we were shown that Dean learned to trust Benny because he saved Cas. Dean never said it textually, but the subtext was very clear. This time Dean used his own words to express his gratitude to Crowley for saving the life of someone that means a lot to him. That was better than I could have expected.

The last thing about the episode I want to point out is the foreshadowing we were given during the conversation between Sam and Gwen. I’m perfectly aware that the lying part Gwen mentioned was supposed to make Sam realize that lying to Dean was a bad idea, and that was why Sam told Dean the truth about working with the BMoL at the end. However, in this episode we had another person who decided to keep information from Dean: none other than Castiel. Cas didn’t tell Dean that he was going to Heaven to talk to Joshua, but Dean will find out sooner or later.

The thing is that the relationship between Marcus and Gwen doesn’t foreshadow anything good for Dean and Cas. Gwen is the one who survived, the one who felt that Marcus loved her more than she ever loved him. The one question she asked herself was: Why couldn’t I just tell him the truth? She lied even though she knew everything was over, but why was everything over? I suppose it was because of the long distance thing. What about Dean and Cas? Cas was tempted with the idea of going back to Heaven. He lied to Dean (or at least didn’t tell him something) probably to make things easier, just as Gwen. What can be more of a long distance situation than going to Heaven while the other person stays on Earth? Is it possible that season 12 will end with Cas going back to Heaven? (Of course, even if that were the case, I’m sure it wouldn’t be forever).

Some people might think that Gwen could be a Dean parallel. Truth be told, I thought about that possibility as well, but I discarded it because I don’t think lying to Cas is part of Dean’s arc. In this episode the one who had to leave was Gwen, so I see her as a Cas parallel because it’s more logical to expect Cas to leave. Nevertheless, I have to say that the “Why couldn’t I just tell him the truth?” could apply to both Dean and Cas. Dean hasn’t told Cas his feelings. What if Dean’s the one staying on Earth feeling that Cas loved him more than he ever did and feeling guilty for never telling him the truth about what Cas meant to him. This could be interpreted in both ways, and for some reason I consider the two options too painful to bear.

These are the things about the Dean/Cas relationship that caught my attention from episode 12x15. Dean is obviously the one communicating with Cas, the one noticing that something is going on with Cas, and the one being thankful for still having his angel alive. In addition, Cas’ arc about choosing to be an angel or human isn’t over yet. He still has to figure out what family he wants for himself and where exactly his home is. Finally, season 12 is foreshadowing more unrequited love between Dean and Cas (or at least that’s what they both think) and a huge chance that Cas ends up this season upstairs.  This episode has a lot of layers to discuss, so if I missed something, I hope someone else can write about it. All in all, I appreciate the effort Mr. Perez is making to keep his episodes consistent to the themes that are being developed. Now I’m looking forward to the rest of the season that will probably make me suffer too much.

rocknaldo rewrite where ronaldo decides he’s gonna try to be a crystal gem when he finds a corrupt bloodstone.

ep starts with his pamphlets, one get’s stuck between the boardwalk and pulled down, ronaldo finds a gem monster stuck under there. excited about finding a rock person that didn’t look like a person he helps it out and decides to hide it in the lighthouse. debating on what to do next, he and bloodstone bunk there for a while. cute shenanigans ensue with ronaldo trying to teach her about conspiracy theories and bloodstone obviously not getting it and probably making a mess of the place.

eventually bloodstone accidentally gets hurt, cracking her gem and becoming very distressed. scared for his new friend ronaldo goes to the gems. steven is able to heal the crack but the gems chew ronaldo out for trying to handle her himself. he tries to defend himself by saying he was trying to be like them and helping people. steven agrees that it was dangerous and by hiding her he put her and others at risk. however he appreciates his good intentions and empathizes with the situation given his history with centipeetle.

he suggests that bloodstone actually be able to stay with ronaldo under certain conditions since she seems happy and it would be an opportunity for ronaldo to learn more about what the crystal gems, and gems as a species, are actually about without just jumping to conclusions. and for one more corrupt gem to live fairly happily without having to be bubbled.

ofc garnet makes the executive decision yes. conditions i guess would be bloodstone stays in the lighthouse so the gems can still keep an eye on her, ronaldo visits the gems every so often to stay updated and learn about what the crystal gems actually do.

it provides an opportunity for more humans to learn about the gems and their cause, as humans should probably be more involved in protecting the planet?(cue a different venue for ronaldo to make conspiracy theories) and helps ronaldo learn to be more considerate of others. also maybe some foreshadowing to how corrupt gems will be fully healed (jasper could be mentioned but i wasn’t sure how). also foreshadowing for UNBUBBLING BISMUTH ALREADY…

Kalagang #04 (2/2)

1x05 Art Is Like Religion

Kala’s wedding day. This is where Wolfgang and Kala recognize each other’s presence. After this, they are not unsure of each other anymore; they know one another is real. When I watched Kala’s wedding, first I was just mesmerized by Kala’s outfit. When I rewatched the episode, I was then mesmerized by cinematography – especially how they did with the colors. When I rewatched it again about hundred times, I realized more symbolism are hidden in that scene…* whispers * and some foreshadowing.

Kala: I had no idea how heavy it all would be. I hope I don’t collapse in the middle of the circle

Original post [x] @nataljedormer

Dear Kala,

First of all, you look like a goddess. Secondly, you’re getting really good at predicting near future. And lastly…heavy isn’t it? Not just the dress and all those jewelries you’re wearing…but also the weight of decision you have to make as an adult, the weight of your heart that keeps pulling you away from this wedding, the weight of guilt because you know you will never love Rajan, the weight of standards – made by the society, maybe your family, and even made by yourself.

When we become adults, there are so many things that we have carry on our shoulders. It’s not easy to simply ignore the fact that we live in a world where perceptions come first. They seem invisible, yet they somehow always find a way to give pressure on us. Perceptions, social standards, expectations. Whatever the cause might be, we slowly give in ourselves to them. And then one day, we realize that we’re wearing something that hides our true selves.

It may be an armor to protect ourselves; may be a uniform so that we can fit in; or it may be a dress that will make you beautiful. However, eventually, all of them will make us feel empty inside…because they do not show who we really are – what we really want.

Basically, Kala is hiding herself – especially her “unknown” desire – underneath that dress. The dress represents her pretending to be happy with her choice…pretending to be a good daughter her family knows as well as a perfect wife Rajan thinks. Sounds like a heavy burden to me; no wonder why the dress feels heavy to her.

Sun: I’m afraid I’ve just made the biggest mistake of my life (1x06)

Original post [x] @sense8sgifs

This is a scene where Kala and Sun unknowingly visit each other, which makes sense because they share similar emotions. Both had to make an important decision. For Kala, it’s wedding; For Sun, it’s prison. Both of them made their decisions…and now, both of them are not certain if they’ve made the right one. I personally think that, for a moment right there, two women did feel regrets.

And because Sun – who coincidentally had very similar feelings with Kala – says she’s just made the biggest mistake of her life, sorry Rajan but…I should say, same goes for Kala. Seriously, Rajan, look at her. She’s not being nervous. She’s being unhappy.

Original post [x] @whatevermale

In Germany, look what we have here people. WATER. WOLFGANG. NAKED. SWIMMING. This whole montage of Wolfgang’s swimming and Kala’s wedding shows clear contrast between them – in terms of colors, elements, outfits (maybe appearance? can’t think of any good word), and interestingly “the way they move” which I’ll explain in a minute.

We can already notice the difference of colors (red and blue) and of elements (water and fire). I don’t have the GIF image, but for those of you do not remember, Kala and Rajan walk around the fire during wedding ceremony. Moreover, Wolfgang is naked symbolizing he has nothing to hide. He doesn’t let anything or anyone to cover up who he is. Unlike Kala, Wolfgang does not pretend.

Original post [x] @fyeahwolfiekala

Alright, here, I want to go over how Kala and Wolfgang move. I’m talking about the action. Like the way each character is actually moving. Kala is moving in a circle, whereas Wolfgang is swimming in a straight line. What does that mean? It foreshadows how each of them is going to react to one another – when they realize what they feel towards each other is more than just a desire.

While Kala is going to:

Wolfgang: [I’ve listened to you] talk in circles about what’s right and proper. Why you have to do this or you shouldn’t do that…(2x10)

Wolfgang, on the other hand, will:

Wolfgang: [I] don’t give a shit about any of it. I don’t care about rules, about what’s right or wrong. What matters to me is this. Us. Right now. (2x10)

See what I mean? Wolfgang will not stop. He will only see Kala and reach out for her without hesitation…hoping that Kala will do the same.

Original post [x] @rossbarton

In this scene when Wolfgang stops in the middle of a pool, while Kala and Rajan are making vows to each other, it felt like Wolfgang stopped in order to listen to her. Not her vows, but this inner voice of hers whispering that this is not what she wants – that she wants something more. Something different. Someone different.

Kala: I take the first of seven steps with you, my husband-to-be, that we may cherish each other and promise we will grow together in mental and spiritual strength. […] and promise love and obedience in all things. […] We shall share love, share the same tastes, share the same food. […] Let us make a vow together to share our strengths. We shall be of one mind. We shall observe these vows together.

Original post [x] @seahenge

Another foreshadowing of Kalagang. Come on – share love, share the same tastes, share the same food, share strengths…shall be of one mind? That sounds so sensate.

Sidenote: I love how each vow matches to other sensates [x]

Original post [x] @ethanschandler

I put that GIF simply because it’s one of my favorite moments in season 1. Wolfgang looks so f***king beautiful in that scene. Especially his eyes, I can’t take my eyes off of his gorgeous blue eyes. I can literally spend my whole day just looking at that GIF image. I’m serious.

OK, moving on. 

Original post [x] @rosetylecr

If one desires to reach out for the other, one must come out of his/her world. It takes courage to step into the other’s world. Everything is different. Everything is new. Everything is unfamiliar.

Wolfgang knows that things he has done, who he is…will haunt him, if he goes into Kala’s world. He knows the risk. He could have chosen to stay in the water, like he always did. He didn’t have to come out. He’s aware of what fire can do to him. And yet, he chooses to come out of the water. He steps into Kala’s world. For her.

Wolfgang: What the fuck are you doing? You’re not in love with him.

Original post [x] @geenozah

Because in that moment, Wolfgang is her inner voice – telling her the truth. And I don’t think it’s Wolfgang who wanted to reach out for Kala. I think it’s Kala herself who reached out for Wolfgang first. It’s just…she doesn’t know it, nor she wants to admit it.

Original post [x] @fyeahmaxriemelt

…and so Kala gets literally cockblocked by Wolfgang Bogdanow.

anonymous asked:

Do you believe that Zuko as the Blue Spirit and Katara as the Painted Lady were meant to be connected in someway? Like they both wore the others colors and I just can't help but think that this was there to foreshadow something between the two when the direction was to get them together at first.

Hmm, a connection, a connection …

Zuko: First I have to get it out of here.
Iroh: AND THEN WHAT?! You never think these things through! This is exactly what happened when you captured the Avatar at the North Pole! You had him, and then you had no where to go!

Sokka: You what?!
Katara: It was your idea!
Sokka: I was joking. I also said to use spirit magic and made funny noises. Did you even think this through? The army’s gonna blame the villagers. They’re headed there right now to get revenge.

Nope. Can’t find one at all. 

anonymous asked:

I highly doubt this would happen, but I think a really good and clever way for the series to end, is for Allison to die, and the other 4 going to her real funeral in the series finale. That would be good irony.

THAT’S WHAT I CALL A FULL CIRCLE, LADIES AND GERMS

That would be LIT! I’ve always had that idea and wanted to say it but me being an emison shipper, I’d be hard in my feels. However, I’m not watching this show for romance. I’d take mystery over it faster than the GOP swiping healthcare away from the american people! OMG PLUS (you got me freaking started) THAT FORESHADOWING IN 5B

THIS HAS TO MEAN SOMETHING, RIGHT???? Like I could see her dying from trying to protect the girls and the show would end exactly how it started: the liars morning for Ali.

SHE EVEN HAS THE SAME CLOTHES FROM THIS SEASON! AND THIS EPISODE WAS WHAT?? 3 YEARS AGO??? THIS WAS A FUTURE WARNING TO HER THAT SHE’LL BE DRESSING LIKE AN INSECURE 30-SOMETHING YEAR OLD PTA MOM AT THE RIPE AGE OF 23! THE BLAZERS WILL FOLLOW HER ASS ALL THE WAY INTO THE AFTERLIFE!

boooooi I would nut after nut if they somehow incorporated “It’s immortality, my darlings” somewhere in that too. Maybe on her headstone. And the pictures we see floating around with the liars at the end of the series being all happy is actually someone’s “what if” imagination.

Man, you got me suddenly hyped lmao!

Ode to Justin Timberlake's Hair...

Now we could have dedicated a post to Justin Timberlake’s stellar music career, but we at RTTP figured that there was something equally iconic that deserved its own ‘ode to’ while still keeping JT involved. And so we dedicate this post to the ever-changing creature that is - Justin Timberlake’s hair.

Early 2000 - Cornrows

JT was at the peak of his N*SYNC boy-band days; considered a heart-throb by many young teenage girls. We’d like to think his new found superstar status was the catalyst for trying something a little 'out of the ordinary’. Probably wishful thinking, JT maintains his whitest man alive mantle.

Late 2000 - Ramen Hair [pt. I]

Ah the ramen noodle hair phase. Curly on top. Dark underneath. Frosted tips. Perfection! This hairstyle spurred on a whole host of hilarious meme’s still around today

2001 - Sleek and Sophisticated

JT unveiled a more mature look - possibly foreshadowing his move into a solo career with a more mature sound. A small glimpse into what was to come in the future.

Early 2002 - Ramen, [pt. II]

Why JT, why?! You nearly had it and you let it all slip away again. I wonder if the return of this hairstyle was Brittney’s idea…

2004 - Au Naturale

Ah Justin, finally we’re beginning to see the man you truly are. This short, naturally coloured hairstyle represents the start of JT domination - suave and effortless, much like the main man himself.

Late 2006 - Shortaaaay

Go on wit ya bad self JT. Gone are the days of the curly ramen hair, Justin has finally come into his own and found a look that suits that beautiful bone structure of his. Girls hearts are melting worldwide.

Present - Mmmmm

Much like a fine wine, it all gets better with age. Besties with Jimmy Fallon, married to Jessica Biel, new album out and world tour under wraps. The man has it all. Some may say this is due to his immense talent, but we know better - it’s all in the hair, that sweet sweet hair…

Gentlemen, good night. And ladies, good morning.

hauntednothingness  asked:

Honestly I'm on the jashi train but i feel like that theory guy have a point, now I don't know to drop the ship before it is too late or what this is so confusing what do you think supports the idea of jashi tho

I don’t think any of the Daughters of Aku are genetically related to Jack in any way.  Jack is very shy, old-school, and traditional. I highly highly doubt he’d ever just sleep with a random woman (let alone some Aku cult bitch) or whatever else without a serious relationship or marriage going on, and if he were their father, I feel like it would have already been revealed or at least foreshadowed by this point. 

Also, Ashi probably wouldn’t have gotten all the sexy/nude scenes she has had if she were a minor or truly his daughter. 

I mean…do you look at your father this way? I hope not

Anyway, I just think that Jack and Ashi make a badass power couple. They both kick some major ass, genuinely care about each other, help each other beat their personal demons, improve each other’s mental health, risk their lives protecting each other multiple times, and ultimately save each other. Ashi saved Jack from committing suicide, she killed her own MOTHER to save Jack, and she does not blame him for the death of her sisters. Even when Ashi was still evil and trying to kill Jack, he refused to give up on her or let her die, believing that she was redeemable. He gave her grace and showed her the truth, breaking her free of the indoctrination she had been subjected to her entire life. They are both approximately the same age, and now that Jack is back to his old self, they now both look about the same age. Some of the voice actors have sent tweets that also seem to support the Jashi ship. If we weren’t supposed to ship them for any reason, I’m sure Genndy would have let us know by now

  • You, a fool: Kirigiri should've stayed dead at the end of DR3 she was just brought back so Naegi could have a happy ending.
  • Me, an intellectual: Kyoko Kirigiri's "death" was a horrible idea that never should've happened in the first place. It served no purpose except to create needless angst for the sake of cheap drama and shock value and went against the established themes of the series that have been central to the narrative of DR since the very first game. Killing off Kirigiri was a horrible idea to begin with but at least they had the decency to revive her (which was foreshadowed since the minute she died and arguably even earlier due to parallels with DR1's chapter 5) at the last second.
On ‘Why I Didn’t Want Season 2 Of Yuri!!! On Ice But Now I Absolutely Do Need It’

Alright, listen up guys. I believe we are all pumped for season 2 of Yuri on Ice! While that is obvious I also want to point out that at the same time the opposite is true, and I’m in fact super anxious about it!!!

Listen, I want all the good Victuuri content that could come and should come with season 2. I want it all the more considering that the ending of season 1 was… not much of an ending. With no marriage, although the thought was planted in our heads, and not even a gold medal for Yuuri, the story feels unfinished and incomplete.

Yuuri’s whole storyline is about finding strength through love. Naturally, we as the viewer, automatically root for the protagonist (especially when he is an endearing inspiring individual like Yuuri, LISTEN I LOVE HIM). But another reason for me was that he was supposed to win thanks to love, and it’s important to note that among all different kinds of love that Yuuri has finally found in his life, the one that propelled his development the most was his love for Victor. This is gay and so am I.

Throughout the series we’ve been told things like “I’ll prove it with a gold medal”, “love wins”, “we’ll get married once he wins a gold medal”. Even the gold of the rings alone could have been read as foreshadowing. And tbh TBH I wanted the series to end like this!! I wanted gold for Yuuri, lowkey hoped for marriage, the end! – no season 2.

I didn’t even think season 2 was a possibility as YoI was airing, not until the very last minutes of the very last episode. For many reasons like, you know, the mlm plotline! Or money - it was a low budget anime and we had no idea it would become this popular. Also, the structure of the general plot suggested a convenient way to wrap up the series with the GPF (and Yuuri winning gold ffs). Moreover: Stammi Vicino. 

Its last words are “let’s leave together, now I’m ready” so I assumed it meant both Victor and Yuuri leaving the ice at the end. (Which would be so romantic and good, at least for Victor, let him rest blease…!). The track list got leaked early on. With Stammi Vicino both at the beginning and at the end as a duetto, it was only logical to assume the story of the song is Crucial. There were just so many signs suggesting it would go like this, but.

The way the series ended was, to put it softly, surprising (Kubo’s favourite..) To put it less softly - unnecessary, even disappointing. I really really REALLY wanted love (gay love!) to win. It didn’t and instead it was Yurio who is a kid and has much more time to shine than Yuuri.

Now, the series is about a sport - unpredictable in itself, yes, however! a writer tells some kind of a story and has a power to give the events meaning. That’s what we expect! Yuuri not winning gold frankly has very little meaning. He did improve, became stronger thanks to love, however, from the perspective of narrative, it would be more logical to give the protag, who struggled so hard, the gold medal. 

But ok ok, if the writers really wanted to be so surprising and not do that, they could have at least give us the wedding to explicitly show that what Yuuri achieved is enough. I love my boy and he deserved as much.

And did they really need to give the gold to Yurio? Yuuri lost, and for what exactly? Maybe it’s true, that among those 6 finalists Yurio was the biggest threat to Yuuri idk. Buuut again, narratively speaking, Yurio is too young to be getting all the good stuff! Both the gold and the world record on his debut?? COME ON. Btw dragging Yuuri’s Eros in ep 11 so bad was just weird and cruel. Especially considering it was after the engaygment!! The scores in GPF were weird in general, that has been discussed enough. Gold for Yurio wasn’t too good for his storyline.. Imho pride and arrogance were rewarded.

But I don’t want to get into that too much. He is talented and hard-working just… not the one who deserved gold the most.

I realize a lot of this stuff has been said before but what I’m getting at here is that time passes by and I do not seem to be able to find my chill. The thing is, I would let it go more easily if that was any other story, but it is a beautiful happy mlm story and I invested A LOT of emotions into it.

I would probably appreciate this storyline more if it was immediately followed by some positive development, but it was the finale and now we are doomed to sit and wait, months are passing by and there’s still no solid promise of positive development that could come with season 2!! And anyway for someone who is so pumped for season 2 I’m so scared to be disappointed by the writers and the fandom both (and the latter is just bound to happen…) but I NEED it to go forward.

I just wish Kubo and Sayo were more careful with their writing. I think they do not comprehend the impact Yuri on Ice had on lgb people. They’re walking on thin ice (ha ha) with this representation and I may not be a skater but I do have a glass heart… “The story that never ends" better end, and in a satisfying way!!

@viktyuuris @quadsuki I’M TAGGING YOU TWO BECAUSE YOU MADE ME WRITE THIS

I have a theory ( if anyone has had this idea before, all credit goes to you. I don’t want to steal anyone’s idea. )

What if Oliver’s “After 5 years in hell… I am the Green Arrow” speech that he gives at the beginning of every episode, is actually Oliver speaking to the citizens of Star City at the end of season 5. A lot of people have speculated that Oliver will reveal himself as the Green Arrow. What if this monologue is foreshadowing for the end of this season?

Tagging: @dmichellewrites , @nalla-madness , @hope-for-olicity , @almondblossomme

After I posted pictures of me annotating books and how they looked afterwards, I got some questions about how I went about it. As an English major, I spend a lot of time annotating, so by now I have some sort of routine going on:

Before you start:

1. Know what you’re looking for

If you’re annotating in preparation of an essay and not just for fun, my advice would be to try and have a vague research idea in mind already before you start reading. That way, you’ll know that everything you highlight is relevant for your essay, and you’ll be able to come up with a colour-coding system in advance (more on that later). If you don’t have a topic/question yet, it might be good to skim the book without annotating it, then coming up with an idea for research, and then reading and annotating it in depth with that question in mind. Otherwise you’ll have post-it notes in places that aren’t relevant for your research question, which might confuse you while writing and which can waste quite a lot of time. In the pictures I posted, I was looking for quotes on how girls’ rebellion against authorities is described.

The Process

2. Supplies

  • Highlighters: Only usable if it’s your own copy of a book, or if you have several printed sheets (e.g. poetry) or photocopies. The advantage is that you can highlight exactly the quote you need, and if you make further remarks on the margins, you can highlight them in the same colour so you know where they belong to.
  • Post-it notes: Good if it’s not your own book and you can’t make any damage (or if you don’t want to write in your own books). I personally prefer see-through ones/tabs with colourful margins because then you can still read what’s beneath it. There are various sizes from very slim so they cover only one line to very big so the cover multiple lines. (fair warning that if you love stationery, shopping for post-it notes can be dangerous because there are so many sizes and colours and shapes that you quickly end up with way more than you actually need.)
  • Pens and Pencils: If you want to write on the plastic post-it notes, not every pen will work! I recommend pencils and ballpoint pens, Muji gel pens, and CD/DVD markers. Fineliners (e.g. Stabilo .88) smudge really easily, as does normal ink (for example in fountain pens). 

3. Colour-Coding

My favourite thing in this world! Colour-coding is heaven for visual learners like me. In the example posts, I had the following system: Blue was rebellion/significant interaction with peers, pink was rebellion against authorities, green was surrendering to authorities, orange was general setting and characterizations. That way, when I was looking for suitable quotes while writing my paper, I only had to read the lines of the assigned colour, and I would likely find a quote that fit.

Some things you can assign colours to: 

  • Places, times, each character for characterisation purposes, sounds, historical references, humour/sarcasm, revealing of secrets
  • changes in setting, narrator switches, dialogue/monologue, foreshadowing/retrospection, time lapse/differences in narrated and narrative time, speech acts
  • irregularities in metre, mentions of the lyrical I, changes in rhyme scheme, metaphors, ellipses 
  • (Those are just suggestions! Choose things that fit your research question best.)

4. Ideas and Comments

Did you read a quote and immediately knew what you wanted to say about it? Write it down in the margins, or open a word document and jot down page number, attributed colour if applicable, and your comment. These things are immensely helpful when you write your paper. 

Examples: The lyrical I is always mentioned when the metre is irregular; secrets are always revealed to the reader before they are revealed to other characters; every second-to-last verse of a stanza is an ellipsis… Whatever you notice, any pattern or correlation, and whatever you think, even if it’s just “that character seems dishonest”, write it down and you can later analyse if you were right and how you came to that conclusion. 

I hope this helped! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Happy writing/annotating, everyone! 

+ getting over writer’s block in academic writing
+ my other masterposts

So once upon a time I made this giant theory post (x) about Gravity Rush and what I thought about one specific character. Well, now that the sequel’s out, and I’ve had about a week to digest everything that happened, I’m ready to make a sort of follow-up to that. 

Warning: This contains spoilers for the entirety of Gravity Rush 2 and also a ridiculously long post.

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Please help, if Aelin Galathynius had a Fae animal form, what do you think it would be?

Please direct me to the posts if somebody else has discussed this - I know technically her human form is her “animal” form, but I think that it’s possible she could gain an animal form after Settling, because of magic shit and possible foreshadowing from previous novels!??  Anyway, the point is, I need ideas for my alt universe story, so it doesn’t matter if it’s canon or not (DRAGON?!) - but it would be great if you had any speculations. Thanks loves!!!

On Dex's Reaction

Ok but like… It’s been a couple days but I’m still not over just how DEVASTATED Dex is at sharing a room with Nursey…. Like…. I know Nursey is a little shit but I’m so convinced that there’s got to be SOMETHING more to that sheer panic besides Nursey just being a pretentious fuck that’s hard to live with.

Honestly, I understand Dex being mad at feeling cheated out of dibs or w/e after doing so much haus-work, that’s fair. Like, I’m not gonna deny him his emotional response, but also Lardo’s dibs was going to be Nursey’s to begin with, so the fact that he was so distraught at the outcome when it was actually very cool of Lardo to give him an equally fair shot I think is indicative of something deeper going on. & by something deeper I’m just gonna shamelessly admit rn I think Dex might have a crush on Nursey. Maybe it really is just the shipper in me projecting but seriously,

I know Nursey is ridiculous but it’s been 2 years and they’re relatively much better off than they were before, they’re p good friends, so what gives? Like. The dude literally went through the 5 stages of grief within a single update.

& idk if I’ve voiced my thoughts on this before but I’ve always had the sense that Dex really is gay, imo it’s been pretty well indicated. The baking euphemism literally started with Dex during their first introduction in the tadpole tour, and then surprise surprise later on Bitty’s Twitter it turns out 1) Dex is pretty good at baking. And 2) he’s also kinda embarrassed about that.

Also, Dex CHOSE to go to the most LGBT-friendly school in the country even though he would’ve preferred somewhere in-state that probably would’ve been cheaper. We can chalk this up to making the choice bc of the hockey scholarship (like bitty I guess?) but Samwell’s “1 in 4, maybe more” was admittedly a big part of its appeal to Bitty, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to say Samwell had the same appeal to Dex. Imo Dex has always been way too pragmatic and money-conscientious to choose Samwell over a state school, I know he has to for the sake of the narrative but that aside, he chose Samwell for a reason. You could chalk it up to him choosing Samwell just bc he really likes hockey, but I’ve never really gotten that strong of an impression from him. Oh, I’m sure he likes it, but he’s no Jack Zimmerman. I think the LGBT appeal is the exact perfect reason FOR him to make that somewhat emotionally fueled decision as opposed to the more practical choice

also lbr Dex had a super gay moment w Jack during initiation I think we call can appreciate Jack’s butt

Sidenote, as a bi PoC as much as I appreciate bi!nursey as a concept & connect w it & want it to be a thing.. Dex being gay I think is a lot more strongly foreshadowed than Nursey being bisexual. Which is unfortunate, bc I really like bi!Nursey. & I like the idea of them as a couple, too.

timelockedhearts  asked:

Rewatching 6.10 and there's a ferris wheel on the wall behind Rick and Michonne when they're on the couch. Just made me giggle cause they go to a fair on their honeymoon. :)

I love that little detail :) And you know, if this were any other show I would think that it was just a coincidence, but with Gimple, it’s clear that he loves throwing in little hints and foreshadows, so I totally believe that he had the idea for Rick and Michonne to have an apocalypse date at a carnival and got the props people to get that decoration for their house. 

6

“Everyone that you love is at play.”

I was re-watching this scene, and it just kills me every time. Adrian taunting Oliver with Felicity’s glasses and William’s photo is just a whole other level of cruelty.

At this point, Oliver doesn’t really know *what* Adrian did in the loft. He had no idea if Adrian was just screwing with him. What if Adrian had already hurt her? What if she’s already dead? What if Adrian is going to go after her when he leaves to finish the job? Oliver is helpless, and he has no idea if the woman he loves is safe. He is powerless to protect her, and that is a fate worse than death to Oliver.

Also, am I the only one sensing some major foreshadowing here? What if Adrian kidnaps both Felicity and William, taking them Lian Yu? Oliver would lose his mind. The love of his life and his son? Missing. It would be delicious. Be smart this time, writers. Be bold.